I had figured when I started doing most of my work from home, one advantage would be that I’d get sick less often. You’d always get bouts of stuff going around the office, and maybe 1/3rd of the time something went around, you got it. I figured being home most of the time would mean this wouldn’t happen.
So far that’s not playing out. There’s definitely a cold bug going around the office, and having been there Wednesday and Thursday of last week, I’m battling my second cold bug of the year. That’s about par for the course before I started working from home. Moreover, both my colds have been worse than previous ones I used to get. So I’m not sure working from home means you catch less illnesses from your coworkers. Though, perhaps the workplace isn’t quite the disease vector that grocery stores, restaurants, and other places people frequent are.